If there's one thing I like, it's food. I get my inspiration from my imagination, perusing the web and of course the Food Network. One show that captures my interest is Restaurant Impossible. I adore Robert Irvine's innovation and ability to whip a restaurant into shape and to profitability. I mean, who doesn't like a good make over? As with most things, the closer it is to home the more important it is. I just learned that next week, January 11, 2012 at 10pm, Robert will be to the rescue for one of our client's: Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie in Santa Cruz, California.
The episode description on the Food Network's site reads,
"The 10-year-old venture is more than $2 million in debt, and the stress on the family-run business has resulted in a tense and uncomfortable environment for employees and customers alike. Chef Robert's drastic plan to completely overhaul the restaurant is needed to save the business, but with only two days and $10,000, will they be able to reopen without alienating customers and tearing the family apart?"
So I have to wonder... can he do it? Between Robert's Restaurant Impossible abilities and and Hoffman's 3.5 Yelp stars (a pretty decent score) I think it is possible. If you are a Santa Cruz local or in the area - be sure to visit Hoffman's Bistro and see for yourself. And of course, tune into the Food Network next week to see the transformation!1102 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060
photo source: Lanie L